A Guide To Finding Your Ideal Therapist

Cassandra Schraft, MSEd, LPC “I tried therapy and it didn’t work for me.” Sound familiar?  This sentiment is not uncommon. As a therapist with nearly a decade of experience, one thing I have come to realize is this:  It’s not therapy that didn’t work for you.  It’s the therapist. In my years of practice, I’ve […]

What Therapy is NOT

Calli Christiansen, MSW, Intern Judgment Ensure you and your therapist mesh well together. The therapist is there to help you as the client change your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors for your outcomes to become more positive. A place of repair You are not broken, so therapists do not fix you.  There is support, empowerment, and […]

How Do You Reignite a Relationship?

Amanda Swisher, LPC-IT Intimacy in Relationships  Love. A lot of preconceived notions exist regarding love and relationships. Unfortunately, Hollywood has created a picture for us of what love and relationships are supposed to look like, and it’s led many of us to feel bad about the way our relationships are going or how they have […]

Mindful Beginnings: Nurturing Mental Wellness in the New Year

Jennifer Geisler, LPC       As the new year approaches, it is a time for us to consider how we can foster a more positive outlook in the upcoming year. We may consider personal improvements such as adopting healthier eating habits, getting more sleep, engaging in regular exercise, or focusing on our mental well-being. While this period […]

Anxiety In Children At School

Jordan Westfall, LPC-IT Anxiety is very prevalent in children and adolescents. The National Institute for Mental Health estimates a 25.1 percentage between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. There is also a lifetime prevalence of 5.9 percent for severe anxiety disorder in children and adolescents. Anxiety can be incredibly difficult to navigate for […]

A Look At Clinical Depression

Amanda Swisher, LPC-IT A Look At Clinical Depression There is one good thing that has happened as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic: there has been an increased amount of attention to the importance of mental health. It is becoming more socially acceptable to seek help, and less acceptable to “grin and bare it.” Particularly, […]

Reclaiming Peace: 7 Strategies to Cope with Disturbing Dreams

Cassy Schraft, MSEd, LPC, EMDR Dreams can be a nightly journey into our inner thoughts and emotions, but not all dreams are pleasant.  Nightmares in particular can be deeply distressing, leaving us feeling anxious and shaken.  Coping with the aftermath of a nightmare can impact the quality of our sleep and our overall functioning the […]

Simple Steps to Boost Your Mental Health

Breanna Zold, LPC-Intern Mental health struggles can impact anyone, for various reasons, and at different points in life. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, adjusting to a new career, or battling unresolved past traumas, the burden of these symptoms can feel overwhelming and even debilitating at times. It’s important to acknowledge that […]

What to Expect in Your First Counseling Session: Building Trust and Finding Healing

Karisa Koch, LPC-Intern Welcome to your first counseling session! Taking the step to seek help and talk to a professional about your thoughts, feelings, and concerns is a brave and important decision. Whether you’re seeking therapy for stress, anxiety, depression, or any other issue, it’s natural to feel a mix of emotions as you prepare […]